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Title: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: a10t2 on October 05, 2010, 09:09:15 PM
<- This guy!

It's funnier if you see me do it in person. ::)

Sean Terrill
Assistant Brewer
Silverton Brewing Co.
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: capozzoli on October 05, 2010, 09:10:49 PM
congratulations!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioE_O7Lm0I4
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Post by: hamiltont on October 05, 2010, 09:11:16 PM
Congrats man!!!!  I'm sure you'll take it up a notch!!!  Cheers!!!
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Post by: bluesman on October 05, 2010, 09:12:37 PM
That's awesome!!!

Congrats!  8)
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: dhacker on October 05, 2010, 09:45:35 PM
You realize you're obligated to give us day by day updates on The Life and Times of an Assistant Pro Brewer!
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Post by: boulderbrewer on October 05, 2010, 10:13:33 PM
Way to go!
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Post by: chezteth on October 05, 2010, 10:24:27 PM
Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: thirsty on October 05, 2010, 11:27:25 PM
You realize you're obligated to give us day by day updates on The Life and Times of an Assistant Pro Brewer!

Yeah, you'll need a blog or something.
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Post by: tubercle on October 05, 2010, 11:35:11 PM
WOOT! ;D
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 06, 2010, 12:38:17 AM
I live in Michigan, but I am from Indiana.  When you can say where you will be let us know. 

We have family in Lafayette and Indianapolis. 
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: beerocd on October 06, 2010, 12:40:17 AM
<- This guy!

It's funnier if you see me do it in person. ::)

Sean Terrill
Assistant Brewer
Silverton Brewing Co.

That's great - now you can put your degree to work and make some ATOMIC BEER!  ;D
Congrats!
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Post by: weazletoe on October 06, 2010, 12:43:03 AM
WOOHOO!!
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Post by: beersk on October 06, 2010, 02:24:26 AM
Word to your mother!
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Post by: euge on October 06, 2010, 03:24:44 AM
Fantastic! Did you take beer to the interview?

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Post by: tschmidlin on October 06, 2010, 04:49:45 AM
Congratulations!  ;D
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Post by: tygo on October 06, 2010, 11:58:15 AM
Nice.  Way to go!
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: akr71 on October 06, 2010, 02:05:55 PM
Congrats, that's awesome

Fantastic! Did you take beer to the interview?



 ;D  LMFAO!
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: Kit B on October 06, 2010, 02:12:35 PM
Congratulations!
I'd love to learn/read more when you get started.
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: a10t2 on October 06, 2010, 03:53:31 PM
You realize you're obligated to give us day by day updates on The Life and Times of an Assistant Pro Brewer!
Yeah, you'll need a blog or something.

That's a thought. I'll put stuff on my personal site as it comes to me, and once I've been at it long enough to make mistakes I'll definitely share those. But if I put *everything* online I won't be able to write a book about how to become a pro brewer - which I'm pretty sure is the best way to make money as a pro brewer. ;D

Fantastic! Did you take beer to the interview?

Thought about it! I figured compared to what it costs to check a bag, they probably wouldn't care all that much about my beer. From now on, the only concern is how well I can brew *their* beer.

I forgot to put in a link. The site is: http://www.silvertonbrewing.com/ - And yes, a website overhaul will be among my first acts once I'm on payroll.

Anyway, thanks for the kind words, everyone. Free beer for anyone who comes to visit. Seriously. If you can actually get to Silverton it's the least I can do.
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: denny on October 06, 2010, 04:13:28 PM
Congrats, Sean.  God help me, every once in a while I think about opening a brewpub....then I sober up!
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: Slowbrew on October 06, 2010, 05:02:16 PM
I was a little worried this was going to be a joke thread.   ::)

Congrats!!!!
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: tom on October 06, 2010, 05:37:13 PM
Silverton, Colorado! Cool!

Have you been to 10,000 feet before? Like skiing, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, hiking? You'll love it there.

We will definitely stop by on our next beercation.

And no excuse for missing the GABF next year.

Brew on, Tom
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 06, 2010, 05:48:47 PM
Should have read closer.  Silverton, CO.  Very scenic, and the air is thin there.  Get used to a low boiling temp!
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: ryang on October 06, 2010, 07:38:09 PM

Anyway, thanks for the kind words, everyone. Free beer for anyone who comes to visit. Seriously. If you can actually get to Silverton it's the least I can do.

I'll hopefully be skiing there this winter, so I'll take you up on that offer.  Always wanted to get down there again, and this is yet another perk along with the phenomenal snow!!
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Post by: glitterbug on October 06, 2010, 08:22:02 PM
good job
(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww19/glitterbughb/clapq.gif)
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: EHall on October 06, 2010, 09:21:28 PM
dont mean to pry here, but would you be willing to tell us what you're getting paid? I know alot of us would love to do something like this and we know the compensation isn't that great but it would be nice to have a better idea of what it is? I'm happy for you. Anyone who gets a job doing something they truely enjoy is a lucky person!
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: denny on October 06, 2010, 09:37:41 PM
Here's a discussion of wages from the Probrewer forum.  Much less than most people think...for a 600 bbl/year brewery, around $11-12/hr.

http://www.probrewer.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=18279&highlight=salary
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: tschmidlin on October 06, 2010, 10:00:35 PM
Here's a discussion of wages from the Probrewer forum.  Much less than most people think...for a 600 bbl/year brewery, around $11-12/hr.

http://www.probrewer.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=18279&highlight=salary
Interesting thread Denny, thanks for the link.
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: a10t2 on October 06, 2010, 10:16:03 PM
dont mean to pry here, but would you be willing to tell us what you're getting paid? I know alot of us would love to do something like this and we know the compensation isn't that great but it would be nice to have a better idea of what it is? I'm happy for you. Anyone who gets a job doing something they truely enjoy is a lucky person!

I'm not really comfortable going into specifics, but my pay will be about average based on threads at Probrewer (there are several going back a number of years). Basically, for a first job I wouldn't expect to start out much above minimum wage. Actually I feel pretty fortunate: my contract specifies a raise schedule that will have me making a little more than I would have expected after a while. That almost isn't the point for me right now, though. I really feel like it's a job I'm going to enjoy, and I'm lucky enough to be in a situation (no family) that allows me to walk away if I don't.

And yes, I'm completely stoked about living in SW CO. That's actually a pretty big perk for me. 30 minutes to Purgatory, walk out your front door and into National Forest, etc.

I'll hopefully be skiing there this winter, so I'll take you up on that offer.  Always wanted to get down there again, and this is yet another perk along with the phenomenal snow!!

Are you planning on going to Silverton Mtn? I consider myself a pretty good skier, but I don't think I'll be tackling that this first winter...
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: rabid_dingo on October 06, 2010, 10:24:46 PM
Congratulations! That is fantastic.

Silverton, Colorado! Cool!
Have you been to 10,000 feet before?
Brew on, Tom

No kidding!! Especially since some people can't handle the airport in Denver at 5800 ft...You'll be half way there!
Drink water...
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: ryang on October 06, 2010, 10:27:38 PM

I'll hopefully be skiing there this winter, so I'll take you up on that offer.  Always wanted to get down there again, and this is yet another perk along with the phenomenal snow!!

Are you planning on going to Silverton Mtn? I consider myself a pretty good skier, but I don't think I'll be tackling that this first winter...

Yep, I've been wanting to lay tracks at silverton since it opened.  Free the Heel, Free the Mind!   ;)
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on October 07, 2010, 01:58:16 AM
Congrats  8)
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Post by: boulderbrewer on October 07, 2010, 02:51:40 AM
It pays a Hell of a lot better than delivering Pizza's. Enjoy friend, you have earned it!

By the way go clean out that mash tun will ya!
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: capozzoli on October 07, 2010, 02:57:31 AM
I dont know, I delivered pizzas there for a while as a second job. This about twenty years ago and with tips always made at least 20 per hour. Coarse the place had awesome pizza.

I may start delivering pizzas on the weekend again.  ::)
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Post by: redbeerman on October 07, 2010, 05:36:17 PM
Congrats.  Don't forget about us!
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: a10t2 on October 07, 2010, 06:17:56 PM
Yeah, this little career change will actually involve a pay cut. :-\
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: EHall on October 07, 2010, 10:37:44 PM
Judging from that article that Denny posted, looks like the pay was much much lower than I expected... I hope you're making enough to survive. I'm all for taking a pay cut to do something you love, hoping that the raises come swift and high but there is a limit...
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: pinnah on October 08, 2010, 02:27:40 AM
Wow, now this is a gig.  Not many get a ticket into Silver town.

Indiana? 

Many might consider a pay cut,
for a little of this:









(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/Firstsnowsanjuanmountainscolorado.jpg)

I kid you not, this is exactly how it looks around there right about now,
come morning sun.


I recommend long johns, a good axe,  leather tele boots, and a reliable old four wheel drive. ;D
You better get here soon, and start stacking for winter.


Don't forget about local hops in your cans.

Cheers.
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: Mikey on October 08, 2010, 03:23:03 AM
Silverton, CO. Great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: a10t2 on October 08, 2010, 04:15:53 AM
Don't forget about local hops in your cans.

Do tell. You know a local hop farmer?

By the way go clean out that mash tun will ya!

Time-wise, that was by far the longest part of the interview/brew session. ;D
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: 1vertical on October 08, 2010, 04:47:12 AM
We'll be closer neighbors ....good luck
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: bluesman on October 08, 2010, 10:27:16 AM
I'm just plain jealous.  ;D

I'll have to stop in...if I make it out west sometime.
Keep us posted on the move and the brewing tales.  ;)
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: pinnah on October 08, 2010, 08:48:02 PM
Don't forget about local hops in your cans.

Do tell. You know a local hop farmer?

The new hop growing region of Colorado is over the hill to the north.

One can see hop poles being erected every year,
on a small local scale.

Areas with acres in production include the North Fork of the Gunnison (http://www.coloradoorganichops.com/)
or closer yet,
the Uncompahgre Valley country, more appropriately named for your purposes: San Juan Hop Farms (http://www.sanjuanhopfarms.com/)

The last few years,
local breweries come to the farm and assistant brewers get sticky fingers harvesting. 8)

Silverton, small place.  Could ride your one speed cruiser from one end to the other
in about 12 minutes.

Have fun.

Did I mention Moon Boots?  Yup, you'll need them. :D

Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: tom on October 08, 2010, 08:57:37 PM
And don't forget to stop here in Denver on your way.
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on October 08, 2010, 10:30:24 PM
Congrats!!!  You're the second guy I've heard about this week who got an assistant gig. And that location couldn't be cooler!
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: rabid_dingo on October 09, 2010, 01:24:54 PM
I dont know, I delivered pizzas there for a while as a second job. This about twenty years ago and with tips always made at least 20 per hour.

But when the "tips" are in the form of beer... I would happy getting beer from work. At the end of my shift of course.   ;)
Title: Re: What has two thumbs and is going pro?
Post by: majorvices on October 09, 2010, 03:28:07 PM
<- This guy!

It's funnier if you see me do it in person. ::)

Sean Terrill
Assistant Brewer
Silverton Brewing Co.

Sucker. Geuss they'll soon be seeing about as much of you as of me.  8)

Seriously, congrats man. I'm having a blast. Not much time for forum surfing though.